Dinesty - Ackroyd Location


 Dinesty is one of the restaurant chains I have "on rotation." Basically, I come here when I'm in the mood for reliable, predictable eats. It's not the best Shanghainese/Taiwanese food ever, but for the price, it's pretty solid! I'm also a sucker for the Din Tai Fung-esque ambience :D

  I've pretty much stopped going to the Aberdeen location because the service there makes me...very uncomfortable (to say the least.)

 I've been to all of their locations and I have to say...their food/quality control is pretty consistent! I've been to Robson location twice and they have the best service (from my experience.) 


Read my first review of Dinesty Aberdeen here: http://www.vancitynoms.com/2015/08/dinesty-aberdeen.html

Read my second review of Dinesty Aberdeen here: http://www.vancitynoms.com/2015/10/dinesty-aberdeen-visit-2.html

Read my third (yes third) review of Dinesty Aberdeen here: http://www.vancitynoms.com/2015/12/dinesty-aberdeen-3rd-visit.html



Stir Fried Spicy Shredded Pork

3/5 stars

  This was okay. It wasn't as spicy as I was expecting! The garlic added a lot of flavour! The pork itself was really tender and juicy! The entire dish was a bit oily but I didn't mind. If I'm not mistaken, this is the same pork they use for their hoisin pork wraps!



Sakura Shrimp Fried Rice

4/5 stars

  I've tried the same dish at their Aberdeen location, and this was just as good!! I've tried quite a few of their fried dishes but this one is still my favourite. The sakura shrimp makes the dish incredibly fragrant and adds a lot of texture! The don't skimp on the ingredients and there's always a ton of wok hey!



Ancient Boiled Chilli Fish (Water Boiled Fish in Chinese)

3.5/5 stars

  Water boiled fish is one of my favourite Sichuan dishes!! This was okay ~ you can definitely find better versions at an actual Sichuan restaurant. It wasn't spicy enough and the sesame oil flavour was a bit overpowering. The fish silky though and really moist! This was very generously portioned, it came in a huge bowl and we had a ton leftover!



Stir Fried Celery & Sugar Snap Peas

4/5 stars

  I was trying to be "healthy" that day, so I ordered this!! I was pleasantly surprised! The celery and sugar snap peas were perfectly cooked and crunchy! The white stuff looked liked onion, but it wasn't! It was sweetish and had a chalky mouth feel! I'm not sure what the yellow stuff was either, but it was really tasty!



Pickle Fried Rice

4/5 stars

  The waitress recommended that I try this dish, so I did!! The pickles kind of reminded me of pickled radish, but it tasted different! The dish looked really simple, but it was packed with flavour; there was a ton of wok hey going on!



Vegetables & Salted Pork Fried Rice

3.5/5 stars

  Another solid fried rice!! This one had chinese sausages in it, and chopped up pieces of bak choy! The pork had a heavy wine flavour; I only wish that there was more of it! 



 Spicy Green Beans w/ Minced Pork

3.5/5 stars

  I've tried this at their Aberdeen location, and this one was just as yummy! Mildly spicy pieces of green beans with loads of flavourful minced pork! The garlic adds a lot of flavour! It's a bit greasy though so I love pairing it with tons of rice!



Our bowls of rice!! :D


There's always a lineup at Dinesty ~ be prepared to wait!! 



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6 comments:

  1. Well, you know there's a problem with the service when it manages to make anyone feel "very uncomfortable"... I hope the service was better at this location!

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    1. LOL yea it's a shame because I love Dinesty!! The service was a lot better at this location!! :D

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  2. Could you review the new Burnaby location if you have time?

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    1. OMG they're open?! Yesss, definitely! I hope the lineups aren't too long haha!! Thanks for telling me Anon!! :D

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    2. Hmmm, Dinesty is growing into a local, um, dynasty.

      Next stop: conquer Din Tai Fung !!! :-D

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    3. haha Dinesty really is a self fulfilling prophecy!!

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